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Tweet Saturday 5th June 2021

Day 5: #VolunteersWeek: Last month, 247 people watched second part of British Orienteering's webinar series to support beginner mappers

It was fantastic to see 247 people logged in to the second part of British Orienteering's two-part webinar mapping series showing there is a real desire from our members to get involved in driving our sport of orienteering forward in this crucial way.

Along with supporting documents, the webinar is now uploaded onto the British Orienteering website in the Training and Support section of the webinar page here. Other useful material can be found on the Mapping page here.

Thanks to our four experts; Martin Hore (Suffolk Orienteering Club), Simon Starkey (Leicestershire Orienteering Club), Ben Mitchel (Swansea Bay Orienteering Club) and John Moody (Cornwall Orienteering Club) who clearly presented where to get base material and how to set up a map.
Their methods and top tips were greatly appreciated as reflected in this participant feedback:


"I thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the webinar which was rich in information, knowledge and skills shared by the panelists. Being a beginner in Orienteering, I, personally learnt a lot and would like to thank the whole team for this initiative."


"Just to say how much appreciated and informative these were. Thanks to all involved."


"Thank you for the invite, I really enjoyed the webinar and got so much out of it."
"Please pass on my thanks to all the speakers." 👏


"Wow. That was a truly professional, knowledgeable, well-presented, well-timed evening. Very impressed."











British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all for attending!  We would also like to thank all those who have contributed to the delivery of British Orienteering's webinars especially over the last year.  The guest speakers who have presented and shared their expert knowledge have covered a wide range of different topics which have been beneficial and inspirational to us all.  


Disappointed to have missed these Mapping webinars? 
Don't dispair!  All of British Orienteering's webinars are available to watch and re-watch online so you can access them and catch up in your own time.  Each session will last appropriate 45-60 minutes and are free to watch.  There are a great number of subjects delivered by many different guests drawing on the experience of members from across the UK, showing examples of successful club projects and hearing from people outside of orienteering sharing best practice which you can adapt for your own club. 

The full list of British Orienteering's webinar sessions are available to watch here.

Should you have a subject you'd like to hear about or would be interested in contributing too or you would personally like to volunteer to deliver a webinar session, please email: 

Full list of different webinar sessions available to watch